With just two weeks until Election Day, Republican nominee Donald Trump is holding two rallies Monday in the key battleground state of Florida. Trump is set to hold five events in just three days, following a Naples stop Sunday and two more planned rallies on the docket for Tuesday.
It's an all-out offensive on Florida for Trump, who considers the state a second home and spends much of his time there. The Republican nominee often brags about his Palm Beach club, the Mar-A-Lago, perhaps trailing only Trump Tower as his personal favorite. Trump hit his usual talking points at the Naples rally Sunday, accusing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton of impropriety and claiming the election system is rigged against him.
"The best evidence that the system is rigged, is that Hillary Clinton is even allowed to run for the presidency of United States in the first place. She shouldn’t be allowed to run," Trump said.
The first scheduled rally for Trump on Monday starts at 3 p.m. EDT in St. Augustine, then the GOP nominee is set to hold another event in Tampa starting at 7 p.m EDT. (The St. Augustine rally can be seen here as well as the Tampa rally or simply scroll to the bottom of this page to watch the embedded video feeds.)
Most polls show Trump trails Clinton nationally. The ABC tracking poll this weekend had Clinton up 12 points, while the Real Clear Politics average of polls had her up 5.8 percentage point overall. An Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll Monday did show a tied race, however.
Trump has fallen behind Clinton in Florida, which is likely a must-win for the billionaire businessman to have a realistic path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win on Nov. 8. The most recent survey from CBS News/YouGov showed Clinton leading by 3 points while the Real Clear Politics average showed her up 3.8 points. The polls-only election forecast from data-driven website FiveThirtyEight gave Clinton a 74.5 percent chance Monday of winning Florida.